721311 Forklift Driver

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
721311
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Forklift Driver
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

721311 FORKLIFT DRIVER

Alternative Titles:
Forklift Operator
Fork Truck Operator

Operates a forklift to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisation:
Reach Truck Operator

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

7213 Forklift Drivers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
7213
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Forklift Drivers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

7213 FORKLIFT DRIVERS

FORKLIFT DRIVERS operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

operating controls to align forklifts and raise and lower forks to stack and unstack items in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
operating forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
transporting goods to designated areas in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
ensuring goods are stored in correct areas so that they can be easily located when orders are made up
monitoring equipment operation visually through gauges and instruments and through computerised monitoring equipment
inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage
servicing and performing minor repairs and adjustments to forklifts
may operate specialised trucks to carry items beneath elevated frames

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 178.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 163.10
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 177.60